From the first scribbles to the more developed ‘self portraits’ in Reception Year at school, every picture a child draws has the potential to be a special piece of artwork. But how do you deal with the mountain of paper that invariably starts to take over your house? Here are a few ideas that I’ve tried to help preserve the best pictures in our home:
- Dedicated picture area – ours is the fridge (with magnets to hold up the pictures), but it could be a wall or pin-board. Here we display the newest pieces of artwork.
- ‘My latest masterpiece’ plaque with pegs – each of the children has their own plaque in their bedroom so they can display their favourite pieces. This is often where artwork stops on the way from the fridge to the memory box…
- Memory box – a large, lidded, box sits on the wardrobe of each of my children. This is where the best artwork ends up after it’s stay on the fridge – saved so that they can decide what they want to keep in later years. My 7 year old son loves to have a look through his memory box from time to time – already reminiscing about his time at nursery! And it makes a great rainy day activity!
- Frame it – buy a frame that fits into your home decor or child’s room and capture the really great pictures forever.
I hope these have given you inspiration to treasure some of your child’s artwork for them to look back on in years to come.